Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered Review

March 28, 2019
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A lot has happened to the Assassin’s Creed series in the seven years since Assassin’s Creed 3 first came out. It was quickly overshadowed in 2013 by the follow-up, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which remains one of my all-time favorites – but that’s in part because of how well AC4 built upon the naval combat concepts introduced by its Colonial predecessor. Since then, our expectations for the series have been changed yet again by the RPG-influenced Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey, which revamped combat control in a way that’s hard to go back from. So while I’m glad to say Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered does do a great job bringing the appearance of this 18th-century world and its characters of this 2012 game up to 2019 standards, there’s a lot of creakiness to it that even the gameplay tweaks it makes can’t entirely smooth out.

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